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    Published in 1986 by Order of the City Council


    Adopted August 11, 1986




    of the





    Creighton Pugh



    John B. Jones III

    Hayward Steele

    John L. Hyde

    Ray Gipson

    Vincent Labue

    Corean Gibbs

    Elton Mango

    City Council


    James K. Nichols

    City Attorney


    Judy Kulaga

    Clerk of The Council


    of the



    AS OF JUNE 2009


    Ron Roberts



    Robert "Bo" Rice, District # 1

    Jonnie Mango, District # 2

    Gordon Jenkins, District # 3

    Elizabeth S. Granger, District # 4

    Joseph Siciliano, District # 5

    Hayward Steele, Councilman-at-Large

    Vincent Labue, Councilman-at-Large

    City Council


    David R. Lestage

    City Attorney


    Penny R. Simmons, MMC/CMA

    Clerk of The Council


    This Code constitutes a complete recodification of the ordinances of the City of DeRidder of a general and permanent nature.

    Source materials used in the preparation of the Code were the 1966 Code, as supplemented through June 11, 1984, and ordinances subsequently adopted by the Council. The source of each section is included in the history note appearing in parentheses at the end thereof. The absence of such a note indicates that the section is new and was adopted for the first time with the adoption of the Code. By use of the Comparative Tables appearing in the back of this volume, the reader can locate any section of the 1966 Code, as supplemented, and any subsequent ordinance included herein.

    The chapters of the Code have been conveniently arranged in alphabetical order and the various sections within each chapter have been catchlined to facilitate usage. Footnotes which tie related sections of the Code together and which refer to relevant state laws have been included. A table listing the state law citations and setting forth their location within the Code is included at the back of this volume.

    Numbering System

    The numbering system used in this Code is the same system used in many state and municipal codes. Each section number consists of two component parts separated by a dash, the figure before the dash referring to the chapter number and the figure after the dash referring to the position of the section within the chapter. Thus, the first section of Chapter 2 is numbered 2-1 and the tenth section of Chapter 8 is 8-10. Under this system, each section is identified with its chapter and at the same time new sections or even whole chapters can be inserted in their proper place simply by using the decimal system for amendments. By way of illustration: If new material consisting of three sections that would logically come between Sections 4-4 and 4-5 is desired to be added, such new sections would be numbered 4-4.1, 4-4.2 and 4-4.3, respectively. New chapters may be included in the same manner. If the new material is to be included between Chapters 6 and 7, it will be designated as Chapter 6.5. Care should be taken that the alphabetical arrangement of chapters is maintained when including new chapters. New articles and new divisions may be included in the same way or, in the case of articles, may be placed at the end of the chapter embracing the subject, and, in the case of divisions, may be placed at the end of the article embracing the subject, the next successive number being assigned to the article or division.


    The indices have been prepared with the greatest of care. Each particular item has been placed under several headings, some of the headings being couched in lay phraseology, others in legal terminology, and still others in language generally used by municipal officials and employees. There are numerous cross references within each index which stand as guideposts to direct the user to the particular item in which he is interested.

    Looseleaf Supplements

    A special feature of this Code to which the attention of the user is especially directed is the looseleaf system of binding and supplemental servicing for the Code. With this system, the Code will be kept up-to-date periodically. Upon the final passage of amendatory ordinances, they will be properly edited and the appropriate page or pages affected will be reprinted. These new pages will be distributed to holders of copies of the Code, with instructions for the manner of inserting the new pages and deleting the obsolete pages.

    The successful maintenance of this Code up-to-date at all times will depend largely upon the holder of the volume. As revised sheets are received, it will then become the responsibility of the holder to have the amendments inserted according to the attached instructions. It is strongly recommended by the publishers that all such amendments be inserted immediately upon receipt to avoid misplacing them and, in addition, that all deleted pages be saved and filed for historical reference purposes.


    The publication of this Code was under direct supervision of B. Meade White, Editor, of the Municipal Code Corporation, Tallahassee, Florida. Credit is gratefully given to the other members of the publisher's staff for their sincere interest and able assistance throughout the project.

    The publishers are most grateful to the Honorable Creighton Pugh, Mayor, for his cooperation and assistance during the progress of the work on this Code. It is hoped that his efforts and those of the publishers have resulted in a Code of Ordinances which will make the active law of the City readily accessible to all citizens and which will be a valuable tool in the day-to-day administration of the City's affairs.

    Tallahassee, Florida


    An Ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code for the City of DeRidder, Louisiana; Establishing the Same; Providing for the Repeal of Certain Ordinances not Included Therein; Providing a Penalty for Violation Thereof; Providing for the Manner of Amending and Supplementing Such Code; and Providing When Such Code and this Ordinance Shall Become Effective.

    Be It Ordained By the Mayor and Council, of DeRidder, Louisiana:

    Section 1.  The Code of Ordinances, consisting of Chapters 1 to 14 each inclusive, is hereby adopted and enacted as "Code of Ordinances, City of DeRidder, Louisiana," which Code shall supersede all general and permanent ordinances of the city adopted on or before September 9, 1985, to the extent provided in Section 2 hereof.

    Section 2.  All provisions of such Code shall be in full force and effect from and after August 25, 1986, and all ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the city, adopted on final passage on or before September 9, 1985, and not included in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein, are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of such Code.

    Section 3.  The repeal provided for in Section 2 hereof shall not be construed to revive any ordinance or part thereof that has been repealed by a subsequent ordinance which is repealed by this ordinance.

    Section 4.  Unless another penalty is expressly provided, a violation of any provision of such Code, or any provision of any rule or regulation adopted or issued pursuant thereto, shall be punished by a fine not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for a term of not more than sixty (60) days, or both such fine and imprisonment, within the discretion of the court, as provided in Section 1-8 of such Code.

    Section 5.  Any and all additions and amendments to such Code, when passed in such form as to indicate the intention of the council to make the same a part of such Code, shall be deemed to be incorporated in such Code, so that reference to such Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments.

    Section 6.  In case of the amendment of any section of such Code for which a penalty is not provided, the general penalty as provided in Section 4 of this ordinance and in Section 1-8 of such Code shall apply to the section as amended, or in case such amendment contains provisions for which a penalty, other than the aforementioned general penalty, is provided in another section in the same chapter, the penalty so provided in such other section shall be held to relate to the section so amended, unless such penalty is specifically repealed therein.

    Section 7.  Any ordinance adopted after September 9, 1985, which amends or refers to ordinances which have been codified in such Code, shall be construed as if they amend or refer to like provisions of such Code.

    Section 8.  This ordinance and the Code adopted hereby shall become effective August 25, 1986.

    This done and adopted on this the 11th day of August, 1986 at DeRidder, Louisiana.

    Raymond E. Gipson

    President of the Council


    Judy Kulaga

    Clerk of the Council


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